Volley Dawgs host annual Pink-Out night

Posted September 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Funds raised will benefit local foundation

Monday night marked the fourth year the Lady Volley Dawgs have hosted a “Pink Out” night and this year, Clinton County hosted the Glasgow Scotties, putting a special emphasis this year’s special effort and focus on breast cancer awareness.

Head Coach Pam Ostertag invited Glasgow to play in the game a couple of years ago, mainly because Glasgow’s former head coach Lisa Underwood had to step down as coach because she was diagnosed with cancer.

Ostertag said Underwood passed away this year, but her husband continues to come to the “Pink Out” game to support the cause.

Survivors and victims of all forms of cancer were honored during Monday night’s festivities.

Volleyball is not the only activity that is scheduled during the “Pink Out” night.

“People in the community donate items and we have a silent auction to raise money for breast cancer,” Ostertag said. “This year we are donating to a local charity, so the money will go to help local people and their families.”

The WFMC Cancer Foundation, stands for Wilma Faye Marcum Chambers and was founded by her sons Adam and Kevin Marcum. The foundation  is designed to help people who are diagnosed with cancer with medical bills, lodging, gas or whatever is needed. The best part is 100 percent of the money donated to the WFMC Foundation goes right back into Clinton County.

Adam Marcum said the foundation has a board of directors that included himself and his brother, along with Nick Irwin, Barry Melton and Mike Davis.

Many different items were donated anything from fall decorations to food.

“There is a little bit of everything,” Ostertag said. “The boosters started getting donations about a month ago.”

Other than the auction, spectators participated in a serving contest that allowed fans to win prizes.

Not only does the charity get a donation for a good cause, Ostertag said the team is always really excited about hosting the game.

Also on hand to show their support Monday night was the Clinton County High School Band, as well as the JROTC Bulldog Battalion Color Guard and the Clinton County Varsity Cheerleaders.



The Clinton County High School Volley Dawgs hosted it’s 4th annual Pink Out Night this past Monday, in an effort to raise awareness to the plight of those who are currently battling the disease, as well as honoring those who are cancer survivors and paying tribute to victims who have lost battles against cancer.

The event also serves as a fund-raising effort that this year benefitted a local foundation, the Wilm Faye Marcum Chambers (WFMC) Cancer Foundation.

In the top photo, during Monday’s pre-game activities, the Volley Dawgs stood with their opponents from Glasgow to form the traditional pink ribbon on the playing floor.

Above, specators attending Monday’s game were encouraged to join players on the floor prior to the start of the varsity game, and get in volved by competing in a serving contest.

Below, pink roses were handed out to cancer survivors and those currently battling cancer who attended Monday night’s game. Senior Volley Dawg Taylor Delk is shown presenting a pink rose to Tonda Thompson during the ceremony at the annual Pink Out event.